In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has announced that the 2016 Act provisions on automatic disqualification of trustees will now be brought into force on 1 August 2018; the Department of Education has published updated privacy notice modeil documents for local authorities; and the Government has announced a funding pot of £1.7m to support and create mutual organisations to deliver public services.
Philip Trott, partner in BWB’s Immigration team, has offered his professional insights on current UK immigration law in the latest episode of The Allan McKay Podcast, a podcast aimed at visual effects professionals who are eager to build up their professional knowledge and expertise.
Bates Wells Braithwaite’s Public & Regulatory team have contributed a by-lined article for the Law Society Gazette on a case which has important implications for Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.
It has come to our attention that the name Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP is being used to request sums of money to be deposited into an escrow account.
Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has been named in the Creative Industries Federation’s latest annual report.
In this week's Briefing, the Information Commissioner's Offcie has published a set of FAQs on GDPR specifically aimed at charities; the Government has published its response to the report of the House of Lords Committee on Charities; an inquiry into Grenfell Tower has been launched by the Equality and Human Right Commission; and BWB have announced that it will be opening a new charity hub in 2018.
2017 represented a sea change in the Employment Tribunal system and 2018 looks set to be another busy year for HR and employment law practitioners.
Get Ready for changes to the 2018 Annual Return - Charity Commission confirms new questions will be added >
The Charity Commission announced on the 3 January that they will be changing the annual return for charities. This will apply to charities where their financial year ends on or after 1 January 2018.
Chetal Patel, Senior Associate in Bates Wells Braithwaite’s (BWB) Immigration team has contributed an article to the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) 2017 Winter digest.
On 1 January 2018, new rules came into force allowing charitable companies to convert into charitable incorporated organisations, or CIOs.
Philip Trott, Partner and Head of Immigration at Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB), has been featured in the Spear’s 500 2018 – “the indispensable guide to the top private client advisers, wealth managers, lawyers and service providers for HNW individuals”.
In December 2017, the Charity Commission published a revised safeguarding strategy and the Local Government Association published “Making Safeguarding Personal: What might ‘good’ look like for those working in the housing sector?”.
Bates Wells Braithwaite’s (BWB), announcement that it will open a new hub in 2018 that offers charities the opportunity to rent space in its central London offices, has been covered by The Lawyer (£).
BWB’s phone lines are today (15 December 2017) affected by technical issues which mean that we are unable to make or receive external calls.
The Technical & Further Education Act 2017 (“the Act”) will be coming into force from early 2018. The Act aims to reform technical education and help boost the country’s productivity by addressing skill shortages.
Consultation on changes to Code relating to data protection. The Institute of Fundraising has published its response to the consultation here. BWB has also published its response here